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Revelation

CHAPTER 4

A view of heaven (through an open door)
4:1-11

1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

Sometime later, I looked and saw an open door in heaven.

And I heard a voice that sounded like a trumpet say to me,

Come here and I'll show you things that will happen.

2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

Immediately I was in the spirit,

and I saw someone sitting on a throne in heaven.

3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

The person looked like jasper and a sardine stone,

with an emerald rainbow around the throne.

4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

There were 24 elders sitting nearby

with gold crowns on their heads.

5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

From out of the throne came thunder, lightning, and voices.

There were seven lamps which are the seven spirits of God.

6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

There was a sea of glass in front of the throne,

and four beasts, full of eyes in front and behind.

7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

The four beasts were:

a lion, a calf, a man's face, and a flying eagle.

8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

Each of the beasts had six wings, full of eyes,

saying nonstop, night and day,

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty,

which was, and is, and is to come.

10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

The 24 elders threw down their crowns and said,

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

You've created everything for your pleasure. [1]